Richard Tyler Epperson Releases Another Day
local musician returns after several years off music with a determined return in Another Day
, an EP that goes from love songs to songs of uncertainty to songs of determination and strong self worth. With a Jason Mraz-type pop sentimentality and bright swing, things start off sunny with the opener “When I Build My World.” Here, Richard Tyler Epperson shows that, to him, love is not a castle in the sky with someone, but a practical future built on strong partnership, and it contains all the warmth of real, earnest optimism. The rest of the EP, though, travels through more troubled waters, where on “Tonight (Wicked Lies)”, Epperson deals with being wrong about something or someone, and delivers cutting lines like “I thought I saw some good in you / but it must have been my own reflection” amidst some of the most experimental production on the EP and edgy beats that amp up the drama. Meanwhile, songs like “Another Day” and “What Should I Do” are melancholy tracks dealing with uncertainty, with the refrain of “Another Day” reading like two edges of the same coin—on one side, another day can be a new start, or more of the same numbness that Epperson sings of dealing with. But he comes back to positivity on the closer “Beautiful Day,” seeming to pick the new start, and offers up the kind of understanding he probably needed back in the middle of the sadder songs. All in all, the six-song EP is a well-constructed depiction of life’s peaks and valleys, and makes the listener feel like Epperson is a gentle friend guiding them through the highs and lows. The EP is out today, Oct. 15, and you can find links to listen and watch his music videos at @richardtylerepperson on Instagram.
Friday Gallery Stroll at Modern West
This Friday, Oct. 15, head out into the chilly fall evening for Gallery Stroll, and make sure to stop into Modern West Fine Art for a look at the work of Patrick Dean Hubbell, accompanied by the meandering jazz experiments of local multi-talented artist/DJ/ photographer Adam Michael Terry (pictured), his frequent collaborator Ian Camp and the world renown musician Lloyd Miller. Together, the three released the album At the Ends of The World
last year, a stunning and mind-bending experimental jazz album that City Weekly reviewed
. Their appearance at the gallery also comes with Terry having recently been announced as the new Artist in Residence for Upstairs at Modern West. There, Terry will be working on his multi-media, film-focused projects there for the next three months, along with keeping his musical and live events alive and well, like with this Friday’s Gallery Stroll event. The event starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m., and visitors can stop into Terry’s work space to take in his work on any Tuesday or Wednesday during gallery hours. Visit modernwestfineart.com
for more info.